When last we left off on our banquette project, y’all might remember that we built the sucker and had a cushion….but it was naked.
Acquiring that foam cushion was not an easy task. Silly me thought we could just grab one from a fabric store…AAAhhhh, no. Not quite that easy.
Our bench is 31 inches deep….the standard for foam is 24 inches. AND, it’s expensive.
I Googled, like everyone else does to solve problems, and found American Foam Rubber here in Dallas. 5 minutes away from the Cavender house to be exact.
Jamie ran this errand while I was working.
We wanted a thick, deep cushion, just like on a sofa, so Jamie choose a 4 inch thick foam.
Just like Goldilocks, he tried out the 3 densities on his behind; Soft, Medium, and Firm.
Medium density won out. Naturally, not too soft, not to firm.
Not only did American Foam Rubber stock foam that was large enough, 48 inches deep, they also cut it to our exact size.
Sure, we had to buy a whole sheet……but it was only 70 bucks. Trust me, that’s a bargain.
And 5 bucks more for the cut? No problem with that.
Now to cover it.
After a grueling day of fabric shopping, we narrowed it down to 6 candidates – all pretty similar nubby fabrics; 3 khakis, and 3 blacks.
The khakis just didn’t look right with the birch cabinets. So black moved up on the list.
We wanted a black that was just like our fireplace, not too black, not too grey.
We choose the first one in the pile…(also the cheapest, $14.00 a yard, but that’s just a coincidence) Really, I would have paid almost anything for the perfect fabric.
I can sew, but certainly not professionally, so I dragged our foam, and several yards of the black linen-like fabric, to Pam at House of Design. She’s been doing my seamstress work for 10 years now.
About 2 anxious weeks later we had this…..
Looks even better with pillows, furniture, and a nice bowl of apples…….
Y’all know just how “Pillow Happy” I can be…….it takes an unbelievable amount of restraint to edit it down to just 6.
Looks like it should have been there all this time.
It’s just amazing…..you can go ahead and say it.
Of course, we both want to sit on it when we eat dinner. (It faces the TV perfectly)
(Sidenote here: Those are our last 2 Cessa chairs that still have the cane backs and vinyl seats mostly intact. As y’all can see, they cane isn’t holding up that well either. Maybe we’ll do something about those in the near future. Also thinking that pendant looks a little bit…underscale. HHHmmm? It just never ends around this house.)